This Privacy Policy covers ONLY all web sites OWNED by Scicasts' Limited (Scicasts). The privacy statement does not cover other (i.e. Third Party) web sites linked to Scicasts web sites, including any web sites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with Scicasts. Please Note that the linked web sites may collect personal information from you. Scicasts CANNOT offer any information or reassurance about the level of privacy protection offered from or by those linked web sites, which are NOT controlled or maintained by Scicasts. We strongly Advise you to locate and read carefully the privacy statements, as well as terms and conditions of use, displayed on any third party web sites you visit.

Disclosure of User Information to Third Parties

Scicasts does NOT disclose or sell personally identifiable information or unique identifiers, such as user login names and passwords, to third parties unless you have consented to such disclosure or we are required to do so by law. You may also choose to give your consent to us disclosing your personal information to receive promotional or marketing information from third parties carefully selected by Scicasts.

How we use your information

All personal data is processed in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Scicasts collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, for example who subscribe to our newsletters, events, resources, webinars or request publications from us
  • job applicants and our current and former employees, as well as editorial contributors
  • people who contact us, for example requesting advertising information, submitting content and press releases, or submitting their comments and feedback

When you request to have your profile and your personal details removed from our services, you will be added to a suppression list to ensure your request is complied with in full.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits Scicasts websites we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do NOT make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any or all of Scicasts websites. We will NOT associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by Scicasts

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More information

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. This page also explains how you can opt out from Google Analytics tracking system if you wish to.

ShareThis __unam Scicasts uses a widget from ShareThis which facilitates the sharing of pages and links from Scicasts websites across various social networks such as Facebook, Twitter etc. This cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personaly identifies you if you have seperately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and you have given them your consent. Click here to read ShareThis privacy policy. This page also explains how you can opt out from ShareThis tracking system if you wish to.
Session cookie

Code in the form: gHH788fftfHLJh67dd... (this code changes on every session.)

This cookie is set by our content management system on a small number of browsers, upon arrival to Scicasts site to optimize the performance of the website. It is not used by Scicasts for any other purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

Scicasts Search engine

The search engine on our websites is designed to be powerful and easy to use, based on a model used by popular search engines, such as Google. All search requests are handled by our systems and the information is NOT passed on to any third-party search engines, such as Google.

People who contact us via phone

When you call Scicasts's members of staff or representatives, we may collect information about you and your company (with your concent) to deliver relevant services or to maintain a business relationship with you and/or your organization.

People who contact us online or via e-mail

When we receive online and/or e-mail communication from a person, we produce arecord containing the details of this communication. This normally contains the identity of this person and any other individuals involved in the communication. We will only use the personal information we collect internally to process the communication.

People who use Scicasts services

Scicasts offers various services to the public, such as e-mail newsletters, webinars, downloadable resources, special reports and social media communications ONLY through Scicasts official channels. We may use a third party to produce or manage some of our services, but they are only allowed to use any user information for internal puposes only and exclusively in relation to Scicasts services.

We need to hold the details of the people who have subscribed to or requested any of our services in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.

Job applicants, current and former Scicasts employees

When individuals apply to work at Scicasts, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take up a reference or obtain a 'disclosure' from the Criminal Records Bureau we will not do so without informing them beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

Once a person has taken up employment with Scicasts, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person's employment. Once their employment with Scicasts has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.

Feedback, complaints or queries

At Scicasts, we strive to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any feedback or complaints we receive about our services very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Scicasts' collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

Disclosure of personal information

In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies. Further information is available in our Information Charter about the factors we shall consider when deciding whether information should be disclosed.

You can also get further information on:

  • agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;
  • circumstances where we can pass on personal data without consent for example, to prevent and detect crime and to produce anonymised statistics;
  • our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete personal data; and
  • how we check that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. Please read Scicasts's reciprocal linking policy for more information.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on May 24th, 2012.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be sent to:

  • via e-mail: enquiries[at]scicasts[dot]com
  • via post:
    Data Protection Enquiries,
    Scicasts Ltd.
    TechHub @Google Campus,
    4-5 Bonhill Street,
    EC2A 4BX

Further information

General information about data protection may be found at:

The Information Commissioner's website:

Direct Marketing Association:

Consumer advice from the DMA:

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